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  • Execute Append operation?

    Newbie here :)

    >I have a simple append operation that need to execute by pushing/clicking a button.
    >can I do it in ux? how? (I've already created a button)

    pls help
    "Knowledge without application is useless."

  • #2
    Your question is too vague. Please be very specific. Show some screenshots, or, better still make and post a short video.

    What are you appending? Some data on this UX? How did this data load? From a list? Is the UX data bound? ...that's just a small sample of questions that come to mind.
    Mike Brown - Contact Me
    Programmatic Technologies, LLC
    Independent Developer & Consultant


    • #3
      Assuming you have the append operation created, use action scripting to run the operation when the button is pushed/pressed.
      Gregg is a great site to test and share sql code


      • #4
        Originally posted by madtowng View Post
        Assuming you have the append operation created, use action scripting to run the operation when the button is pushed/pressed.
        You seem to know what he was asking so now I'm curious...what is this "append operation"?
        Mike Brown - Contact Me
        Programmatic Technologies, LLC
        Independent Developer & Consultant


        • #5
          I hope I get all the new terms right. Using the desktop workspace, and typically dbf tables, there is a tab on the control panel for Operations.
          This gives you the option to save several operations, including but not limited to import,export,append,query,post, and update.
          I realize this is the Mobile & Browsers forum, but this would not be the first time something might be used outside the intent of Alpha or
          worst case, the post was accidently posted to the wrong forum. With that said, it just dawned on me that action scripting might not be available.
          In the case, using XBasic, the solution would be to use the script_play(opereration as c) command.
 is a great site to test and share sql code


          • #6
            oooohhhh, so this is a desktop item. I've never developed a desktop app so that's probably why I'm clueless

            Mike Brown - Contact Me
            Programmatic Technologies, LLC
            Independent Developer & Consultant


            • #7
              thank you very much for your replies

              I'm sorry if you're confused, I just want to know if I can and how to run a desktop operation on the side of the mobile/web app like append using UX

              because I have a plan to move my desktop applications to the web/mobile app so I just thought of this question
              "Knowledge without application is useless."


              • #8
                give the xbasic script_play() command a try.
       is a great site to test and share sql code


                • #9
                  thank you very much madtowng for the good advise
                  "Knowledge without application is useless."


                  • #10
                    I just noticed, when it was opened in the CHROME browser, my A5 was not responding and I had to close it

                    Error executing Ajax callback. Error executing Ajax callback function 'serverside_########## command: script_play("a script") Not an open table

                    but in the working preview, it works fine

                    pls help to solve this
                    (the database i use is sql server)
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                    "Knowledge without application is useless."


                    • #11
                      ok. Now that we took the long way to get here, please share the append operation you have.
                      It will also be helpful if you describe what you're actually trying to do.
             is a great site to test and share sql code


                      • #12
                        Most of us use SQL tables instead of DBF on the web, but I remember using operations frequently when I used DBF tables for my web app. The steps involved something like:

                        If you go to the Control Panel, go to the Operations tab, click on your operation and then click Design.

                        Now look along the top and you will see Xb which stands for Xbasic. Click on that Xb button to display the Xbasic code of the operation. Copy that to an a5w page and you will almost be there. Run this code on your a5w page and you will get some error messages that will help you revise the code to get it to work.
                        Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


                        • #13
                          Sir drgarytraub

                          thank you very much for your advise, but there is an error that says that cannot find the file or table but checking there is the table in the control panel and that I can open it, I followed all your instructions,

                          I really want to be able to execute the operations I do on the desktop side on the web/mobile app side to speed up my transfer to the web/mobile environment

                          In case I no longer use desktop operations, what is the equivalent of a web/mobile app that is the same as the append/update operations (or any)?

                          I hope you can help me too
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                          "Knowledge without application is useless."


                          • #14
                            SIr madtowng ,

                            Thanks again for the reply and your help,
                            my operation is standard from the desktop side, almost all the operations I do here still have the same "not open table" error

                            I also tried to create a simple update operation but the error is still the same

                            script_play that you advise in WORKING PREVIEW worked, but when opening in GOOGLE CHROME there is an error NOT OPEN TABLE

                            "Knowledge without application is useless."


                            • #15
                              I have a feeling the append operation will not work for what you're trying to do (This became apparent when you explained about the error).
                              I can help you with your goals, but without having seen the append operation, odds are high it will not work for what you want to do.
                              Pictures of the UX you're working on and how you want it to work will help get you on track.
                              A screen sharing session using teamviewer or something similar would be even better.
                     is a great site to test and share sql code